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Thieves steal more copper from air conditioners

A rash of thefts of copper condensers from air conditioners continued in Roscommon Township last week. More...

'Celebrate. Remember. Fight back.' at Relay

After months of planning and fund-raising, the 2008 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Roscommon County will get underway Saturday at Bobcat Field. Events and entertainment have been scheduled morning, noon and night. More...

Special Sections

News

Bicyclist hurt in collision

Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies believe alcohol was involved in an accident in which a 46-year-old bicyclist was injured in a collision with a car in Lyon Township July 8. John F. More...

Suspects in stabbing incident bound over to Circuit Court

Two Houghton Lake men have been bound over to 34th Circuit Court after preliminary examinations in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, in connection with a stabbing incident at the Sand Bar June 5. Stephen L. More...

Girl, 4, hurt in fall from vehicle

A four-year-old Prudenville girl was injured when she fell out of a moving vehicle in Roscommon Township July 5. The driver, Michael C. More...

Sports

'Night of destruction,' midway championships entertain fans

With anticipation of bent metal and paint trading, the Soaring Eagle Winged Outlaw Late Models set a new air to the July 3 show. More...

Latone's grandchildren pursue Olympic dream

Ryan and Megan Latone, grandchildren of Stanley and Mary Ann Latone of Houghton Lake, were part of a quest for the Olympic dream last week. More...

KEEPING IT ROLLING

Roscommon County Community Foundation Executive Director Mary Fry (right) presents Houghton Lake Little League President Jim Garrett with a check for $8,000 to help keep the Graham/ McDonald Sports Complex project going Monday. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

'The Best'

Enthusiasm for reading and writing is infectious and exciting for newspaper folks to see. An example was May 22 in the community meeting room of the Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life's 2007 survey recently made big headlines with its finding that most Americans, including nearly 80% of Catholics and nearly 60% of evangelical Protestants, believe "many religions can lead to eternal life. More...

THE SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER

It has been a busy month of June at Houghton Lake Community Schools as buildings completed a variety of tasks and record keeping responsibilities in closing out the 2007- 08 school year and the District Central Office will continue to do additional More...

Outdoors

Antlerless deer license sale to start

Department of Natural Resources wildlife officials are reminding hunters that as applications for antlerless deer licenses go on sale July 15, private land antlerless deer licenses for Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan deer management units wil More...

BIG CHICKADEE

The bird feeders at Sherrie and Mike Ciaramitaro's home on Lansing Road in Markey Township are attractive not only to birds, but to many types of wildlife, including this whitetail doe, who happened in while Sherrie was working in her garden June 2 More...

First Wally III fish caught on July 4

The first tagged fish to be caught in the 2008 Wally III Fishing Contest was bagged on Houghton Lake July 4. The rock bass (a.k.a. More...

Happenings

Proud processions

Communities celebrate Fourth of July with parades

Photos by Thomas Reznich and Glenn Schicker More...

Planes and people

(Above) Planes and people gather at the Houghton Lake Airport Saturday for a fly-in sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1259, Roscommon County. More...

FLY-IN DONATION

(Right) Houghton Lake Super Wal-Mart Store Manager Jim VanSice showed up at the EAA Chapter 1259 Fly-in at Houghton Lake Airport Saturday with a $500 donation from the Wal-Mart Foundation. More...

Features

Project Boat

Wondering who has the biggest boat at Houghton Lake? Although you'll never see it on the lake itself, it has to be the 56-foot-long Nautica Transgressor recently bought by Sheryl, Bob and Heath Peterson, owners of Travel Land. More...

Holiday revelers keep police busy

Law enforcement officers had their hands full with crowds of visitors who took advantage of perfect weather for the Fourth of July weekend. More...

Arts festival returns to downtown Roscommon

More than 65 artists and craftsmen from all over Michigan, Ohio and beyond have registered for the 39th annual Roscommon Arts Festival, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. More...

Music fest opens Friday for polka fans

The Houghton Lake Music Festival, set for this weekend, July 11-13, will feature polka music galore. More...

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Court News

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 2, 7 and 8: Shane M. Sullivan, 31, Adairsville, GA, as a result of an evidentiary hearing, had four charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct dismissed. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT MAGISTRATE

Sherry Palm

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period May 1-31: Department of Natural Resources Trapping out of season: Douglas Mitchell, $155. Fishing during closed season: Ethan M. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Jeremy D. More...

Business

AARP warns seniors about 'free lunch' seminars

If you are in your sixties, and own your home, chances are you have heard about reverse mortgages. More...

FRED'S IS BACK

Ed Roginski (right) and Clint Bair reopened Fred's Bowling in Roscommon July 4 and plan to reopen Fred's Dining & Cocktails in September. The Detroit area residents said they were attracted to Fred's because of its reputation. More...

NEW LIQUOR STORE

Nate Alyas is pictured at the South State Park Liquor Shoppe, which opened July 1 at 5 East Higgins Lake Dr., Gerrish Township. More...

Letters to the Editor

Chairman 'disheartened' over conflict of interest claim

The issue of Larry Paxton's membership on the board of Preserve Our Water Access Right of Ways (POWAR) was brought up at the Roscommon County Road Commission meeting on June 26 by a Higgins Lake lakefront property owner. More...

Mother says to tell couple 'great show' for fireworks

The fireworks in Roscommon on the 4th of July were really spectacular this year. I wonder how many people realized they were sponsored by Jim's Collision in Roscommon. More...

Ambassadors say thanks before heading to Europe

We are the Houghton Lake Ambassadors of Music. We are part of a larger band from across Northern Michigan who will travel to Europe July 18 to perform in seven countries. More...

Health

Ostomates to meet July 20

The Straits Area Ostomy Association will meet July 20 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in St. Ignace. All ostomates and interested individuals may attend. Call Jack Bouck at 821-5721 for information. More...

Religion & Family

PRACTICAL MONEY MATTERS

Since its creation in 1935, Social Security has provided countless Americans with a degree of financial stability through its retirement, disability and survivor benefits. More...

Slaght, Gregory exchange vows in backyard ceremony

Andrea B. Slaght, daughter of Mark and Debbie Slaght of Houghton Lake, and Harry G. Gregory Jr., son of Harry G. Gregory Sr. of Flint and Linda Chalut of Marmaduke, AR, were united in marriage June 28, 2008. More...

Precautions can keep food safe during power outage

While Michigan Department of Agriculture food inspectors are on the streets ensuring the safety of grocery and convenience store foods, residents can follow some simple steps to keep food safe at home when the power goes out. More...

Education

Kreiner earns CMU's Leader Advancement Scholarship

Recent Houghton Lake High School graduate Andrew Kreiner of Prudenville has been awarded a Leader Advancement Scholarship from Central Michigan University. More...

'KING'S ARCHERS' PROGRAM TO START

David Lansky poses with his bow during the 2007 "King's Archers" program at Roscommon Baptist Church. More...

Scott returns as chief of G-H school board

Jim Scott is back in the president's chair of the Gerrish Higgins School District Board of Education. Scott was elected to the post by his fellow board members at the board's July 2 organizational meeting. More...

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